Kazoo Audio relocates to Centre Avenue shopping center

The Greenspire Shoppes in Portage has added a new business, bringing the retail center to full capacity.

Kazoo Audio is the latest business to locate in the 13,400-square-foot retail development on Centre Avenue between Oakland Drive and U.S. 131. Other businesses in the shopping center include Centre Street Taphouse, Sticks & Stones, Breakfast @ Tiffiny’s, Northpointe Bank and Biggby Coffee.

Plans now are being finalized to  expand Greenspire Shoppes in 2017.

Kazoo Audio specializes in quality audio/video products for music and home theater enthusiasts, including high performance two channel and home theater products. It also offers professional audio/video repair and installation services.

The business was founded in August 2012 by John Ferry, a former Classic Stereo employee. Since opening day, Kazoo Audio has been operated by Ferry and two of his former Classic Stereo co-workers.

Ferry decided to relocate the business to a retail center that offered greater visibility to customers so the business could grow.  In preparation for this anticipated growth, the staff of Kazoo Audio has grown to four staff members, all of whom are veterans in the industry.

“We were attracted to Greenspire Shoppes because it will provide us with visual exposure to vehicular traffic, window shopping foot traffic, and an opportunity to be a part of a new and vibrant shopping center,” Ferry says. The Hinman Co. says there are traffic counts of 17,000 cars per day on Centre Avenue.

The new location also has a better layout and Ferry says since relocating they have been able to optimize the presentation of their products.

“We look forward to further expanding our products and services and for the opportunity to become the area’s premier Audio/Video Specialty firm," Ferry says.

Kazoo Audio’s store hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday through Saturday. 

Greenspire Shoppes is a real estate partnership between AVB and Hinman.

Source: The Hinman Company